I admit, in spite of my wide voray into the annals of endless genres of Christian music, I did not familiarize myself with the progressive, doom or power metal genres until recently. Yes, I liked some songs from what I would later come to realize as these styles such as Fourth Estate’s instrumental Poet’s Lament & Paramecium’s I’m Not To Blame. I have since grown fond of greats such as Theocracy (my personal fave), Narnia, ReinXeed (who do fantastic covers), Golden Resurrection, etc… Sweden’s Veni Domine (Latin for Hear My Prayer, O Lord) plays a mix of the aforementioned genres & there is no denying lead vocalist Fredrik Sjöholm can sing.
Eli Lema Sabachtani has always struck a chord with me, perhaps the sonic sounds of the swirly guitars or his powerhouse vocals & remains my fave. Check it out & these insightful lyrics as they seem to mirror my own thoughts on my life:
I’m addicted To the stress on this planet So much I need to know I’m addicted To just scratching the surface Emotions put on hold Deep dark eyes are surfing the net It’s not me, it’s my silhouette
Spirit’s shy I wonder why Eli lema sabachtani Wind will cry as we deny Eli lema sabachtani
I’m addicted To be seen as a winner An infection in the brain I’m addicted To the news that delivers Hell and massive pain A feast for evil, mankind sleeping Far beyond our walls they’re weeping
Hadn’t heard of this band until today. Pretty good stuff. I’ll have to listen to more over the coming days.
BTW: “Veni” Domine means “The Lord comes”, but definetly not “hear my prayer” or something like that.
Anyway another great artcile about another legendary christian band – thanks Timo !